Jalie Bella: The perfect teen party dress


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting!I loved this pattern. It took an hour to trace off to my freezer paper and tape , 1/2 hour to cut out and two hours to sew. Jalie Bella fit straight out of the envelope in a size Q […]

The winding tale of sewing with silk velvet and the nightmare of buttonholes in velvet. Vogue 9141


                                                            Vogue 9141, completed with just enough time to get to the Christmas show.                                 Vogue 9141 in silk velvet with silk taffeta collar and cotton lawn lining. Size 6.                                                               Lots of twirliness with its’ circle skirt! I spent the night in downtown LA last week after attending one of my oldest and best friends’ fiftieth […]

Sew A Ruffled Shower Curtain


The hard parts of our house renovation are done so I can get back to sewing. Yay! I get grouchy if I go too long without sewing! Something about the whir of a well oiled machine…. Recently, I had my small downstairs bathroom off the kitchen painted navy blue and white. I wanted a linen […]

Wonder Woman! Simplicity 1035


This costume was inspired by a trip to McDonald’s earlier this month, whereupon Gigi received a Wonder Woman headband in her Happy Meal. Et, voila! An idea was hatched. I just happened to have some star spangled fabric, and there also just happened to be a Simplicity sale at Joann that weekend so it was […]

Duck Egg Blue and Paris Grey Kitchen Hutch Redo


What started as a sewing room remodel has turned into a whole house refresh and it’s all the rooms at the same time so it feels like nothing is ever going to get done and there is still a bunch of junk in my sewing studio so no sewing as of yet. In the meanwhile […]

Sewing room redo: DIY Pegboard

DIY Sewing Room Pegboard

Hi! It’s been almost a month since I last posted a sewing project  and a busy month it’s been. I managed to finish my last project right before my birthday, but I never have gotten a chance to wear it anywhere yet. Sadly, my father in law Bob passed away the day after my birthday. […]